It’s hard to say if there is actually anything wrong with this beet.
We have become so accustomed to “cute” vegetables. “Baby Greens” and mini this and mini that.
The truth is, these quick grown, quickly harvested vegetables don’t have nearly the same amount of nutrients as their older, possibly tougher, longer grown counter parts.
I mean it would it makes sense. The longer you grow, the more good stuff you have in you.
So I was VERY surprised when someone gave me this beet!
A beet the size of a rutabega! I’ve never seen such a thing!
But now I’ve been so conditioned by the “small stuff” that I am frightened of the big beet!
Was it grown under a power line? Near a nuclear reactor? What’s the deal with it?
Perhaps it just hid from the picking machine on a few harvests?
I don’t know.
I mean you could do great things with such a big beet. Like slice it super thin and make raw beet ravioli out of it.
Or the biggest pot of borscht?
I don’t know. I’m afraid of it.